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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

Open Now: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Interesting and Interactive

This place is great. So much to see and learn. We spent about 2 hours here but I think we needed... read more

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Laurice H
Sylvania Waters, Australia
via mobile
History with drama! Great for the kids.

What an unexpected discovery! The Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre is a living history lesson... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philip M
Brisbane Region, Australia
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“gold mining”(12 reviews)
“mining history”(20 reviews)
Come and play with the history of Beaconsfield and the Tamar Valley, explore the mine rescue display and discover for yourself a replica underground mining environment. Hands-on displays will entertain you with buttons to push, leavers to pull...more
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West St, Beaconsfield, Tasmania 7270, Australia
+61 3 6383 1473
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All reviews interactive displays gold mining mining history gold mine mining disaster hands on activities well worth the visit great museum seahorse world and platypus triple pass all ages couple of hours gift shop on display self guided tour early days water wheel
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This place is great. So much to see and learn. We spent about 2 hours here but I think we needed another hour to cover it all in detail. We were in a rush to go to Sea horse world as well. The museum is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an unexpected discovery! The Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre is a living history lesson, with lots of interactive displays and hands-on learning that will give the kids (and Mum & Dad) a great insight into Australia's gold mining history and everyday heritage. Lots of...More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a diverse history of mining in the area. There are acres of artifacts and a chance to wander through the ruins. Wonderful experience

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an informative 2 hours here today. Nigel was our guide around the large centre. We learnt about the history and workings of the mine and saw many old gold mining machines. We also heard about the recovery of the 2 miners in 2006....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 3 girls 4,6,8 there today and it was awesome! From the gift shop to the toilets, the animal hunt for the kids, the detail in the miners cottage over the road, it was all wonderful. Sad to relive all of the horror...More

Thank loucashion
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of interesting facts and artefacts about the mine. Great to self guide around the exhibits. Lots of interactive things to have a go at. Reasonably priced I would recommend getting the 3 value pack of platypus world and seahorse world also. All 3 can...More

Thank Rachael K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was very interesting had a lot of old history about gold mining, would be great for kids to learn about mining and the way people had lived and worked hard in the early years. We really enjoyed it well worth the time and money.

Thank jackza199
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited on last day of holiday was very rewarding to read all about mines and the items that were for sale were great kids finding game was rewarding for them was also emotional watching the rescue from back in 2006 all over again

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a miner so this was a must visit for me - we all remember the tragic events of 2006 and the subsequent rescue of 2 very lucky men. It is interesting to see the old equipment and marvel at how tough the people...More

Thank ianhillard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as part of a tour group but other than the sadness of the mine disaster I found all the mine stuff a bit boring. Hats off to the volunteers who are obviously knowledgeable and very entertaining but I would never have chosen to visit...More

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Von S
20 May 2016|
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Response from tamarvalleyTasmania | Property representative |
Hi. Tours of the Heritage Centre are self guided, we give you a map and a basic explanation and send you off to explore for yourself. Unfortunately there is no underground experience (for a variety of reasons) but there is... More